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What’s Open and Closed on Easter Weekend

Easter BunnyShopping Centres

Kildonan Place — Closed Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20
St. Vital — Closed Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20
Polo Park — Closed Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20

City of Winnipeg

Civic offices are closed on Good Friday, April 18 and Easter Monday, April 21, 2014.

Manitoba Liquor Marts

Closed Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20. Most locations will be operating on Saturday, April 21 with extended opening or closing times. Regular hours resume on Monday, April 21.

Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centres

The city’s three Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centres will have adjusted operating hours during the Easter long weekend. Visit the city’s website for specific hours and locations.

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Full-Service Liquor Mart to Open in Transcona West

Manitoba Liquor and LotteriesManitoba’s newest Liquor Mart location will open soon in Transcona West.

The new Spring Meadow Square Liquor Mart will be the anchor tenant of an existing retail centre located at the corner of Plessis Road and Devonshire Drive.

“Transcona West is a developing area and a Liquor Mart will provide added convenience to neighbourhood residents while complementing the retail growth in the area,” said Robert Holmberg, vice-president, liquor operations for Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries “We look forward to serving the community.”

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Manitoba Bars to Begin Serving at 5 a.m. on Sunday

BeerThe suds will be flowing nice and early on Sunday in Manitoba as Team Canada’s men play for hockey gold in Sochi against Sweden.

The province’s liquor authority has relaxed the rules to allow the serving of alcohol beginning at 5 a.m. Game time is 6 a.m. CT.

The changes apply to approved lounges, dining rooms, cabarets, private clubs and beverage room licensees.

It’s the first time service hours will have been changed to allow an early morning opening.

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MB Liquor and Lotteries Raises $178K for Haiyan Relief

By Sarah Klein

Typhoon Haiyan
Typhoon Haiyan (NOAA)

A charitable campaign by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries has brought in more than $178,000 for typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.

The campaign ran during November and December, with proceeds being donated to the Canadian Red Cross.

“We knew it was going to be important to contribute somehow in order to support the many Manitoban’s and their families, who were affected by the devastation in the Phillipines late last year,” said Winston Hodgins, president and CEO of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. “Once again, the outpouring of generosity from our customers and our employees, has been very inspiring and we were thrilled that so much was raised in such a short time.”

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Manitoba Trying Out New Liquor Laws During Junos Week

BeerThe Manitoba government is testing out the province’s tweaked liquor rules for when the Juno Awards are hosted in Winnipeg March 24-30.

A special permit and extended operating hours will allow establishments to provide further entertainment opportunities across the province to celebrate the event.

“Restaurants are a dynamic part of the hospitality industry in Manitoba and we welcome this chance to participate directly in major musical events like the Junos week and the Year of Music,” said Scott Jocelyn, executive director of the Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association.

During the week of the Junos, dining rooms, lounges and hotel beverage rooms can apply to operate as cabaret live entertainment venues.

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Winkler Now Home to First-Ever Liquor Store

(CHRISD.CA FILE)
(CHRISD.CA FILE)

The first liquor store in Winkler opened on Wednesday.

The community has been dry for decades, but now has access to a new Liquor Mart on Cargill Road.

“Over the years, we have had tremendous interest from Winkler residents wanting expanded liquor service in the city,” said Robert Holmberg, vice-president of liquor operations with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.

“Winkler is a vibrant community and we are excited to finally be able to open our doors and provide area residents with the convenience of a full service Liquor Mart within the city.”

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Expanded Liquor Mart Opens in South Winnipeg

Fort Richmond Liquor Mart
The new Fort Richmond Liquor Mart at 2851 Pembina Highway officially opened on Tuesday. (TWITTER)

A much larger Liquor Mart has replaced its former location a few hundred yards away in south Winnipeg.

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries cut the ribbon Tuesday on the 10,400-square-foot store at the corner of Pembina Highway and Kirkbridge Drive.

“It is a hectic world we live in, and one of the things we hear most from Manitobans is that they are looking for convenience,” said Jim Rondeau, Minister responsible for the Liquor Control Act. “Without a doubt, the newly re-located Fort Richmond Liquor Mart offers those living in south Winnipeg not only added convenience, but the highest level of customer service and socially responsible standards.”

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Liquor Mart Express Opening in Charleswood

(CHRISD.CA FILE)
(CHRISD.CA FILE)

A Liquor Mart Express will open its fourth location in the province later today in the Park West Shopping Centre in Charleswood.

The 4,560-square-foot store is located at the southwest corner of Roblin Boulevard and Dale Avenue and adjacent to Extra Foods.

“The Charleswood area has seen a substantial amount of growth in recent years,” said Peter Kenyon, COO for Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. “We are pleased that the addition of a Liquor Mart Express in the area will provide further convenience for local residents.”

The Park West location will carry approximately 1,000 listings of popular beers, wines and spirits.

Winkler to See First Liquor Mart Open Late This Year

By Sarah Klein

(CHRISD.CA FILE)
(CHRISD.CA FILE)

The first full-service Liquor Mart in Winkler will open in December.

After being a dry community and eventually seeing liquor licenses creep into sports and gaming establishments, Winkler will see Manitoba’s 52nd MLCC location.

“Over the years, we have had numerous requests from Winkler residents urging us to open a Liquor Mart location within the city,” said Roman Zubach, vice-president of liquor operations. “Currently, Winkler residents must drive approximately 14 km to Morden to shop at a Liquor Mart, which is quite a distance, especially in the winter months.”

The 6,000-square-foot store will be built next to the Real Canadian Superstore at 1st Street and Cargill Road.

First Grocery Store Liquor Mart in Manitoba Opens

By Sarah Klein

Jim Rondeau (centre), Minister responsible for the Liquor Control Act, cuts the ribbon on the new Liquor Mart Express inside the Safeway Pembina Village store on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Rondeau was joined by John Graham of Canada Safeway Limited and Al Roney of the Retail Stores for Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. (MLCC / HANDOUT)
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Manitoba’s first Liquor Mart Express located within a grocery store is now open inside the Pembina Village Safeway.

The Manitoba Liquor Control Commission-run store will allow grocery shoppers to pick up a bottle of wine, beer or other spirits while checking off the other items on their shopping list.

The concept was announced in May 2011 by the province as part of the New Hospitality Strategy.

“These new locations allow Manitobans to shop for groceries and beverage alcohol in one place, while ensuring that these products continue to be sold in a socially responsible manner,” said Jim Rondeau, Minister responsible for the Liquor Control Act.

Manitoba Liquor Mart employees will run the Express store, located 2155 Pembina Highway, similar to the way a full service Liquor Marts location is operated. The store is 755-square-feet in size and located behind the check?out in the area.

The first express liquor kiosk opened at the James Richardson International Airport last November.